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Visit the Emirates Handcraft Centre Historical Gem

A traditional 19th-century pearl merchant’s house now homes to an atmospheric showcase for high-quality handicrafts at the Emirates Handcraft Centre.

The Emirates Handcraft Centre is located in old Sharjah within the Heart of Sharjah heritage district near Corniche Road and the West Gate. It is situated right next to the Sharjah Art Foundation Art Space.


You might also be interested in discovering the evolution of the Arabic calligraphy at Sharjah Calligraphy Museum.


Surrounded by a stone and stucco wall, the beautiful Bait Al Mazroo’a features a central courtyard surrounded by several rooms. Most of these rooms are rectangular in design and include doors that open to an outer yard. Now home to the Emirates Handicraft Centre, each room showcases a different time-honored craft.


Get acquainted with traditional Emirati crafts at the Emirates Handcraft Centre. Each room in the building features different traditional crafts. Enjoy interesting displays with information about the local architecture, and take home a memento by shopping for souvenirs, such as date molasses and watch artisans at work making items like palm-leaf baskets. Interesting displays detail information about local architecture too.

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